Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) cannot catch a pass against Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) in the fourth quarter at AT

Jerry Jones: Miles Austin, ‘our best route runner,’ returning should help Cowboys


The Dallas Cowboys are struggling on offense. It can be in part because of poor decision making and execution, but it is also because they’re struggling with injuries on offense.

Wide receiver Miles Austin has been one of the players fighting injuries. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks that Austin’s return to the offense could do wonders in reigniting the struggling unit.

“We’ve got to be able to pinpoint receivers, pinpoint the skills of those individuals and get the ball the them when we want to,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We’re working on that and we should be and we’ll get better there. But Miles Austin is a big factor. He’s our best route runner. When they’re doubling, as they have been, your best receivers in Witten and certainly the 88 (Dez Bryant), what’s called for is a great route runner, and I would call him a great route runner, Miles. And so that should be of help to us.”

Austin has just 15 receptions for 125 yards on the season and he has yet to find the end zone. Most of that came against the New York Giants in the season opener, when he caught 10 passes for 72 yards. The Cowboys would at least want Austin on the field as a decoy if he is less than 100 percent.

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  • SmartThinking

    Jones’ statement re: Austin being the Cowboys’ best route runner is a remarkable statement about his skills as an assessor of football talent. I’m seriously beginning to wonder if Jones is mentally lucid or if, maybe, he’s had a stroke or too many gin and tonics.

    Either Jones is delusional or he’s doing his best to spread perfume all over the pig and BS the media and fans once again. He may also be applying a ‘great route runner’ label to Austin in hopes another team will pick him up.

    I’ve closely read Jones’ meandering statements to the media lately and I’ve carefully watched him ramble away on his video interviews. I think something is physically wrong with the man.

    Whatever the case, Jones’ statements are quickly moving further and further from reality. My six year old grandson is a better judge of football talent if this is Jones’ idea of a great route running professional football player in today’s game.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    The last start Miles had he caught no passes and was not a factor in the game. Pretty unusual for a great route runner as described by Jerry Jones. The more Jones talks the more people are going to realize how inept he is.